Brisbane secures region's largest aviation summit

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) has announced it will stage its Australia Pacific Aviation Summit in Brisbane for the first time next August.

Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane, Australia

The annual event is the pre-eminent aviation strategy summit in the region and is expected to attract 450 aviation and travel industry executives from across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific, providing an economic impact of $586,000 (£267,161).

The win dovetails with a key recommendation of the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan to secure more direct international airline services and attract more visitors via current connections.

John Aitken, CEO of Brisbane Marketing, said: "Securing the summit is another win for our Brisbane 2022 aviation route procurement program and was the result of Team Brisbane collaboration involving the Brisbane Convention Bureau and our city partners who offered vital support."

Peter Harbison, executive chairman of CAPA, added: "Our international guests and local delegates will be exposed to the tremendous business, travel and tourism opportunities that exist in Brisbane and our hosts will have the opportunity to showcase the unprecedented investment in facilities and services that is occurring in the city and surrounding region."


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